Henry highest-paid in MLS for 2nd straight year

Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry is Major League Soccer’s

highest-paid player for the second straight season, edging Los

Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane.

Henry remained No. 1 despite a drop in his base salary from $5

million to $3.75 million, according to figures released Monday by

the MLS Players Union. Henry’s total pay fell from $5.6 million to

$4.35 million,

Keane has the highest base salary at $4 million, an increase

from $2,917,241 last season, and his total rose to $4,333,333 from

$3,417,243 after helping the Galaxy win their second straight MLS

title.

Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill was third ($3.5 million base,

$3,625,000 total), followed by Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan

($2.5 million base and total) and Montreal forward Marco Di Vaio

($1,000,008, $1,937,508).